This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.

West Virginia Wants a Handout for Big Coal

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power companies that continue to use coal. That would amount to a subsidy of $15 per ton of coal burned.

3p Weekend: The Business Case for Protecting Elephants

Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.

Boeing, NASA Make Like Canada Geese to Save Energy

Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.

Scientists Call for Trump to Accept Climate Report

The recent publication of a climate report draft by the New York Times is raising questions about how President Donald Trump will tight walk the precarious balance between appeasing his voter base (that largely doesn’t believe human-made global warming exists) and a report that is blunt about the fact that human activities have a large role to play in its existence and impact. Recent efforts by federal agencies to evade talking about the phenomena suggests Trump still has a way to go to realize the implications of denouncing climate change. And that has scientists worried.

West Texas Ranchers Threaten Lawsuits Over Fracking

Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of water for cattle and crops to potential threats that could be inflicted on popular recreation areas. Could there be a solution?

Why Google Nudges Employees to Eat Less Meat

In the interests of making it easier for people to make the right choices, Google has been nudging its employees to eat less meat, and it’s working.

Confirmation: Flint’s Lead Poisoning Was Human Caused

There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015. But according to University of Michigan scientists, it wasn’t Mother Nature that caused the water contamination, but one key decision by Flint’s water managers, who were responsible for ensuring the water was clean and potable before it reached residents’ homes.